Todd Corman Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
May 18, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Todd Corman has been named an assistant women's basketball coach at Oregon State, head coach Judy Spoelstra announced Friday.
'Todd brings an enormous amount of experience in coaching women's basketball. He believes in what he is doing and works very hard at all aspects of this profession,' Spoelstra said. 'Our team was very impressed with him and his desire to help us achieve success.'
Corman will join the OSU coaching staff after spending the past six seasons as head coach at Albertson College in Caldwell, Idaho, where he compiled a 123-60 record. He served as head coach at Loyola Marymount from 1985-95 before heading to Albertson College.
'It is a great opportunity to work with a coaching staff that is eager to strive towards excellence,' Corman said. 'I look forward to returning to Division I and being part of a Pac-10 program. I also look forward to working with outstanding student-athletes and having a positive influence on these young adults.'
Corman restarted an Albertson College program that had been on a 14-year hiatus, and he quickly turned it into an NAIA power. His teams earned three bids to the NAIA National Tournament in six seasons, highlighted by a national runnerup finish this past season and an elite eight finish for the 1999-2000 season. He left Loyola Marymount as the school's all-time winningest coach in 1995.
Upon joining the OSU staff, Corman will assist Spoelstra in planning and preparing for games and practices and will also be responsible for scheduling, recruiting, breaking down films and preparing scouting reports.
'As a previous head coach, Todd understands the importance recruiting plays in any major program,' Spoelstra said. 'He leaves no stone unturned and will be diligent at finding both talented athletes and solid citizens to fit in with our team.'
Corman had eight athletes earn NAIA Academic All-American honors, and his athletes have achieved a 90 percent graduation rate.
He is a two-time chairperson for the Cascade Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Coaches committee, and he also served twice as the chairperson for the West Coast Conference to the WBCA Coaches Committee.
Corman graduated from Southern California with a B.A. in cinema communications in 1979. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, son Wyatt, and daughter Bayley.
'My family fell in love with Corvallis. It is a safe community with good schools and a family atmosphere,' Corman said. 'Coach Spoelstra is one of the brightest and most respected coaches and I look forward to being a part of the Oregon State women's basketball program.'